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HALAS league tournament - sudoku and puzzle competition

Posted: Tue 01 May, 2012 8:05 pm
by Kodyn
Let me invite you to try our new on-line training in solving sudoku variants (jigsaw, diagonal, windoku, etc.) for the HALAS league competition which will take place on sudokucup server on 18-21 May 2012 (2 rounds of sudoku and 2 rounds of puzzles - so more than 4 hours of solving!).

New puzzle every day!

http://sudokucup.com/node/1901

The schedule of sudoku variants for this week:

01.05.2012 - Jigsaw sudoku
02.05.2012 - Diagonal sudoku
03.05.2012 - Windoku
04.05.2012 - Jigsaw sudoku
05.05.2012 - Diagonal sudoku
06.05.2012 - Windoku

Re: HALAS league tournament - sudoku and puzzle competition

Posted: Wed 02 May, 2012 8:32 pm
by detuned
Thanks for the link - I did today's diagonal puzzle and it was of really high quality!

Re: HALAS league tournament - sudoku and puzzle competition

Posted: Wed 02 May, 2012 8:38 pm
by Kodyn
I thought that this diagonal puzzle would be medium, but I was wrong :(

Tomorrow will be Windoku, and I think that the whole TOP10 will be under 3:00 :)

Re: HALAS league tournament - sudoku and puzzle competition

Posted: Thu 03 May, 2012 10:28 am
by Fred76
Kodyn wrote:I thought that this diagonal puzzle would be medium, but I was wrong :(

Tomorrow will be Windoku, and I think that the whole TOP10 will be under 3:00 :)
Don't be sorry, Karel !
The diagonal sudoku wasn't very easy, but it was a very good grid, I like these ones and I think it's a good level for practising the techniques, not only the solving speed.

There are enough easy diagonal sudokus on internet, we need these very well constructed grids :mrgreen:

Fred

Re: HALAS league tournament - sudoku and puzzle competition

Posted: Thu 03 May, 2012 10:43 am
by Kodyn
Fred76 wrote: Don't be sorry, Karel !
The diagonal sudoku wasn't very easy, but it was a very good grid, I like these ones and I think it's a good level for practising the techniques, not only the solving speed.

There are enough easy diagonal sudokus on internet, we need these very well constructed grids :mrgreen:

Fred
Thanks :)
It's true, that this puzzle was handmade :)

Re: HALAS league tournament - sudoku and puzzle competition

Posted: Thu 03 May, 2012 11:22 am
by david mcneill
Is it possible to solve the earlier puzzles in the series? I could only access the current Windoku puzzle.

Re: HALAS league tournament - sudoku and puzzle competition

Posted: Thu 03 May, 2012 11:30 am
by Kodyn
david mcneill wrote:Is it possible to solve the earlier puzzles in the series? I could only access the current Windoku puzzle.
I'm working on it. There will be an archive soon :)

This weekend I'm planning to start a classic sudoku on-line competition parallel to this variant's competition :)
So I hope people will play classics too.

Re: HALAS league tournament - sudoku and puzzle competition

Posted: Thu 03 May, 2012 3:34 pm
by detuned
Heh, couldn't quite break 3 minutes, but I did find it very hard to see the shaded windoku regions and spent some time adjusting my screen! Would it be possible to make the shading more apparent (for example like on fed sudoku) for the next puzzle?

Re: HALAS league tournament - sudoku and puzzle competition

Posted: Thu 03 May, 2012 3:59 pm
by Kodyn
detuned wrote:Heh, couldn't quite break 3 minutes, but I did find it very hard to see the shaded windoku regions and spent some time adjusting my screen! Would it be possible to make the shading more apparent (for example like on fed sudoku) for the next puzzle?
The problem is that our main numbers are black (the instructions) and the solution is dark grey. So I'm a little bit careful with the shading. There will be people who won't see the main numbers if I make it more apparent.
This design come out from the site which was very well known (sudoku-league.com) but right now it's dead :( And there weren't another variants...
FED sudoku has it's own design and it's different. I don't think I can use something from there :)

I'll try to make it a little bit darker.

I have an option to set up the whole window by the user on the wish list. So you'll be able to set up your own style. But it'll be in the future :)

Thank you for your response :)

Re: HALAS league tournament - sudoku and puzzle competition

Posted: Fri 04 May, 2012 9:52 pm
by Kodyn
detuned wrote:Heh, couldn't quite break 3 minutes, but I did find it very hard to see the shaded windoku regions and spent some time adjusting my screen! Would it be possible to make the shading more apparent (for example like on fed sudoku) for the next puzzle?
So the version v32 has it darker :) I hope you'll like it more than the previous one :)

Re: HALAS league tournament - sudoku and puzzle competition

Posted: Fri 04 May, 2012 9:56 pm
by Kodyn
http://cs.sudokucup.com/node/1907?gid=765

It's visible in the replayer so you can say if it's enough :)

Re: HALAS league tournament - sudoku and puzzle competition

Posted: Sat 05 May, 2012 11:35 pm
by detuned
yeah, that's much more helpful than before. I wish the same could be said of my solving skills!